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Zoe Saldana Talks Star Trek

Published January 30, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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The characters continue to surface from Star Trek to discuss their involvement in the J.J. Abrams production. The latest actress to answer some questions is Zoe Saldana, who is set to play Uhura.

Zoe Saldana Talks Star Trek

The good people at Blackfilm talked to Saldana about Star Trek, the role of Uhura, and what it's like to meet Nichelle Nichols.

What attracted you to the film?
Zoe Saldana: (Director) J.J. Abrams had expressed an interest in working with me and he had liked my work. For an actor, that's all you need. That's all you want. To get the acknowledgement and respect from your peers; and so I went out and met him. He then said, 'I don't need to see you anymore' and I felt really good. I felt like I did it. I earned it.

Were you a fan of the original series?
ZS: I never saw that. I was not a fan until now and I have so much admiration for what they did, and how much the series continues to grow after 45 years and I had the honor of meeting Nichelle Nichols and working with Leonard Nimoy and it was fantastic.

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